A guffaw; a chuckle; a chortle; a cockle; a giggle; a howl; a roar; a snigger; a belly laugh – you will find it all at the Halt Comedy Benefit. A bunch of funny folk has decided laughter is indeed the best medicine, or at least a darn good one. For those unfamiliar, HALT stands for Hope Assistance Local Tradies. HALT began in 2013 following a tragic event that affected two Castlemaine locals, which inevitably had a rippled effect throughout the community. The community movement aims to support friends in the trade community who just aren’t coping. Lining up will be Dave O’Neil, Mick Neven, Geraldine Hickey, Sean Bedlam and Luke Leonard. The Bridge, Castlemaine – November 21.